Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tues., 5/5/15 Devotion (Num. 12:3)

Today's encouragement comes from Numbers 12:3, where we read these words:

"(Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.)"

Moses' humility was in some respects his most notable characteristic. He was not full of himself. Moses would have been very pleased, had God chosen someone other than he (Moses) to lead the people.

Humility, however, is necessary for greatness; and Moses was certainly des-tined for that. Let us recognize that God chooses His faithful churchmen, not on the basis of anything at all in them—but entirely on the premise of His own will and greater glory. None of us have anything to boast in (except Christ).

[Puritan quote of the day: "The church is a distinct race, that originally came from God.” —Jonathan Edwards, in the book, "On Knowing Christ"]